Let's take a break from all the fashion and outfit blog posts, today I'm going to talk about the most popular topic in aesthetic & beauty industry: Botox, Chin & Nose Fillers.
It IS such a popular topic that I saw & read on newspapers and in many forum people are talking about it. So I'm gonna give it a shot to explain and share with you guys further information that you have been asking around.
Before flying off to Vietnam, I made an appointment with my favorite clinic- Astique The Aesthetic Clinic for some facial treatments. I did my first botox & filler injection with them back in 2012 (Read the old entry here) and continue to be one in 2013.
Their clinic has just moved from Takashimaya to Shaw House, a much better and bigger location.
When I arrived, there were some cookies and a hot cup of tea have already prepared for me. I was taken to a treatment room to get myself prepared & ready.
First thing first, numbing cream was applied to the areas where I wanted to have botox & fillers injected to.
I had numbing cream applied on my nose bridge as I wanted a minor touch up. As you can see, some amounts of filler on my nose are still there after 1 year.
Unfortunately, botox in my jaw didn't last that long so I had to re-inject. Usually, botox will last for 6 months only.
This time round, I wanted to focus on other area on my face and that explains why there were some plastic wraps on my chin area.
While waiting for numbing cream to take effect, bunch of movies were given to me to watch. I chose "Titanic" :D *never get bored of any movie that talks about love*
Also, more tea and cookies were brought in for me to enjoy.
Believe it or not, I was still watching the movie while doctor was doing the injection :D
This time, Dr. Matthew Yap used Restylane to inject into my nose and chin.
Let's look at how the procedure went.
Doctor first marked all the important spots where needed to be injected to reduce the size of my jaw. Botox is best known for jaw slimming, fyi!
Injection in the process.
while I was trying to glance at the TV :D
Move on to the nose fillers part, doctor injected very small amount of filler into my nose as my nose was already pretty high up. In fact, I wanted to make my nose tip to look pointier but Dr. Yap suggested not to so I trusted him.
Done with nose & jaw in less than 20 minutes, now let's move on to the most exciting part.
From the very first time, I wanted to do something on my chin, to make it look longer, to create a V-shape look. That first time was failed miserably not because of doctor's skill, it was because of my chin. When I was 12 years old, I had a serious injury when somebody threw their broken glass window from 2nd story building to where I was standing. The piece of glass stabbed onto my chin by chance and left a scar til now. I didn't remember about it at all and didn't even know a scar exists until I found out there was small amount of filler from my chin flew down to my neck. I guess it must be from that accident so I consulted doctor and had it solved. I thought I would never have a longer chin. :(
This time, I told Dr. Yap what happened and how much I wanted to have my chin fillers done. He suggested me a different approach: injecting the filler on the upper part of the chin instead of the lower one.
See any difference yet? Don't be hurry! I'll show you up-close photo shortly. But before that, allow me to take you to a clinic tour :D
Here is clinic receptionist and guests waiting area.
Hall of Fame with many certification, awards, etc...
Ok! This is new! I realized that Astique the Aesthetic Clinic now have THEIR OWN beauty products under their name. Talk about BRANDING!
Here with my favorite, handsome doctor: Dr. Matthew Yap!
Close up shot! Look at how glowing and flawless his skin is! Jealous!
And now, here for you- my lovies, my exclusive BEFORE-AFTER photos that you have been waiting for:
And here is the photo after 1 week I took when I was in Vietnam. No photoshop on the photo, I swear!
The most wonderful part is: The filler DID NOT flow down to my neck as what happened few years ago. I was so worried for the entire week after that and kept checking & making sure there would not be anything happened. It did not! :D :D :D
Amazing huh? I hope my blog entry has answered your question: "What happened to your face?"- "You look different?"- "How could your chin get so long?" etc...
Well, If you see somebody's face changed (longer chin, higher nose, smaller jaw) in very short period of time, there is no such reason called "Weight Loss", they most certainly have fillers done.
And I don't think why we need to hide it away or feel embarrassed about it. After all, it's a very common aesthetic treatment with no downtime, safety, pain free and quick compares to plastic surgery. Who doesn't want to look good anyway!
If you want to make an appointment to have a friendly consultation with doctor before making your final decision, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Astique Clinic" in your email subject. If you want to contact to clinic directly, don't forget to mention my name "CRYSTALPHUONG" when meeting with doctor :)
#08-00 Shaw House
Tel: +65 6732 3801 Fax: +65 6235 0966 24hr SMS: +65 9857 7892